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2021 MLB Handicapping
(49-61) Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves (56-54)
Date: Sunday, August 8th, 2021
Time: 1:20 PM ET
Venue: Truist Park, Atlanta, GA
Projected Pitchers: Patrick Corbin (WSH) vs. Max Fried (ATL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals +190 Braves -256
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Nationals +1.5, Braves -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Nationals will be in Atlanta to take on the Braves for game 3 Sunday at 1:20 ET. Game 2 is Saturday at 7:20 ET.
Patrick Corbin is going for the Nationals and Max Fried is going for the Braves.
The Braves won the first game 8-4.
The Nationals continue to not play good. They have lost 5 games in a row.
With a record of 49-61 they are 4th in the National League East. The Phillies lead them by 8 games.
Washington got swept in a 4 game set with the Phillies before this series. They scored 20 runs and allowed 28 runs.
Erick Fedde went 4.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Friday.
Patrick Corbin has not been great this year. He is 6-10 with a 5.74 ERA. His last start was against the Phillies where he went 7 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. The Phillies won this game 5-4.
Pitching has not been great for this club. They have an ERA of 4.51 which is 21st best in the majors.
Their offense is scoring 4.40 runs per game which is 16th best in the game.
Washington has hit 129 home runs which is 18th best in the game.
The Braves have been playing well lately and they have won 4 games in a row.
Their record of 56-54 puts them in 3rd place of the National League East. They are only 1 game out of 1st place.
Atlanta swept a 3 game set with the Cardinals earlier this week. The Braves scored 21 runs and allowed 9 runs.
Kyle Muller went 4.2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Friday.
Max Fried is 8-7 with a 4.15 ERA. His last start was against the Cardinals where he went 6 innings and did not allow an earned run. Atlanta won that game 6-1.
For a good part of the year, pitching has been a struggle. However, it has been better as of late. The team has an ERA of 4.04 which is 13th best in the game.
They have been doing a good job on offense even with Ronald Acuna out for the year. The team is scoring 4.84 runs per game which is 9th best in baseball.
Atlanta has hit 154 home runs which is 4th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Nationals are 9-23 in their last 32 games overall.
- Nationals are 9-23 in their last 32 games on grass.
- Nationals are 2-7 in their last 9 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Nationals are 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. a left handed starter.
- Braves are 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.
- Braves are 4-0 in their last 4 games on grass.
- Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Braves are 8-3 in their last 11 games vs. a left handed starter.
Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
The Braves have been playing much better lately and they are very close to being in first place. I look for that good play to continue on Sunday.
Atlanta is the better team and I look for them to show that on Sunday. At this time, I have little confidence backing the Nationals as a dog in this one.
Max Fried was good in his last start and I look for him to be sharp in this one. Corbin has not been great this year and I have a hard time believing he will be able to keep this Atlanta lineup quiet.
I will lay the run line with the Braves here.
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